The Dallas Mavericks have four players taking part in the Olympic Qualifying tournaments across the globe. Luka Doncic led Slovenia to wins in both their pool games. Mavericks’ players won all seven of their contests so far.
The competition progresses to the knockout phase this weekend. Luka, Boban Marjanovic (Serbia), Dwight Powell (Canada), and Nicolo Melli (Italy) each need to help their nation win two straight games to advance to the Olympics in Tokyo. All four teams play on Saturday with the winners advancing to Sunday’s finals.
Mavericks fans can watch every game on ESPN-plus. Only three Mavs can make the Olympic games because Serbia and Italy in the same tournament. There will be a ton of basketball worth checking out, though. Here is a closer look at how fans can watch the games.
How to watch Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic play for Slovenia
Semifinals: July 3 at 8:20 a.m. CT vs. Venezuela
Finals: July 4 at 11:20 a.m. CT vs. winner of Lithuania vs. Poland*
How to watch Dallas Mavericks big man Boban Marjanovic play for Serbia
Semifinals: July 3 at 8:50 p.m. CT vs. Puerto Rico
Finals: July 4 at 1:20 p.m. CT vs. winner of Italy vs. Dominican Republic*
How to watch Dallas Mavericks big man Dwight Powell play for Canada
Semifinals: July 3 at 2:55 p.m. CT vs. Czech Republic
Finals: July 4 at 5:55 p.m. CT vs. winner of Turkey vs. Greece*
How to watch Dallas Mavericks forward Nicolo Melli play for Italy
Semifinals: July 3 at 5:50 a.m. CT vs. Dominican Republic
Finals: July 4 at 1:20 p.m. CT vs. winner of Serbia vs. Puerto Rico
*Must win semifinal to advance to Sunday
It is win or go home from now on. Slovenia, Serbia, and Canada are all three favorites to advance to the Olympics in Tokyo later this month. Each needs to win two consecutive games this weekend to make it happen. Be sure to check back to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.